Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Hooper, Nebraska/Hooper, Nebraska
Birth Date: Oct. 16, 1986
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Nebraska /Communications Studies/2008
Joined Team: June 2009
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 - USA Volleyball Cup...NORCECA Championship (Gold-Best Server)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver). 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Round...Olympic Games (Silver). 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)...Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Ninth)...NORCECA Continental Championship (Fourth). 2004 – NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship. (Gold). 2003 – FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Averaged 3.69 points per set in 2013 while competing in 11 matches and 42 sets…Started two of three matches of USA Volleyball Cup versus Japan…Tallied 17 points (2.13 per set) and 26 digs (3.25 per set) in eight sets versus Japan in USA Volleyball Cup…Playing in her home state of Nebraska, helped Team USA to the gold medal of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship by averaging 3.38 points, 2.00 digs and 1.00 aces per set in four victories…Named Best Server with 13 aces in NORCECA Championship...Scored 14 points in NORCECA gold-medal match versus Dominican Republic…Led U.S. to silver medal at FIVB Grand Champions Cup with 4.48 points per set and 94 points scored, second most in the tournament…Reached 20 or more points in three of five matches in Grand Champions Cup, including 26 against Thailand and 24 versus Russia…Added 1.90 digs and 0.43 blocks per set in Grand Champions Cup. 2012 – Started the first six matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary rounds to help the U.S. qualify for the Final Round and eventually win the title…Averaged 4.00 points, 0.63 blocks, 3.26 kills and 3.00 digs per set in World Grand Prix, including 21 points and 11 digs against Brazil on June 15…Helped U.S. earn silver medal at the Olympic Games by starting seven of eight matches and averaging 3.50 points and 2.42 digs per set…Produced a .302 hitting efficiency with 2.96 kills per set to go with 0.42 blocks per set…Scored 18 points in consecutive victories over Korea (July 28) and Brazil (July 30)…Ranked 16th overall in scoring at the Olympics, along with 10th in Best Spiker…Finished 2012 with averages of 3.80 points, 2.58 digs, 0.47 blocks and 3.20 kills per set while holding a .296 hitting efficiency with 16 matches starts and 55 sets played. 2011 – Averaged 2.15 points per set at the Montreux Volley Masters with just one match start and 20 sets played in…Scored 21 points versus China in the bronze-medal match on June 12, which included 14 kills on 38 swings, five blocks, two aces and 15 digs…Started in seven of eight matches at the Pan American Cup with 23 sets played…Averaged 3.22 points and 1.83 digs per set at Pan American Cup…Totaled 15 points in semifinal match versus Dominican Republic, in addition to 14 kills and 10 digs versus Brazil in pool play…Started 13 of 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix and helping the U.S. win the tournament for the second straight year…Averaged 3.05 points, 1.93 digs, 2.14 kills, 0.48 aces and 0.43 blocks per set…During FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round, ranked 11th in Best Scorer, 11th in Best Spiker, third in Best Server, fifth in Best Receiver and 14th in Best Blocker for an all-around performance…Scored 12 points in three-set victory over Brazil in World Grand Prix gold-medal match…Scored 10 or more points in eight World Grand Prix matches while Serving at least four aces in three matches…Averaged 3.71 points, 2.79 kills, 0.36 aces, 0.57 blocks and 1.21 digs per set in helping U.S. win NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship…Finished second in Best Receiver and fifth in both Best Scorer and Best Spiker in NORCECA Championship…Converted 49.4 percent of attacks at NORCECA with .367 hitting efficiency…Tallied 11 kills on 17 attacks with 13 points against Cuba in NORCECA semifinal…Averaged 3.10 points and 1.70 digs per set with 10 of 11 starts in FIVB World Cup leading to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic qualification…Scored 17 points in three-set win over Serbia, in addition to 14 points and nine digs in win over Italy to clinch Olympic berth…Tallied 13 points and 11 digs in win over No. 1 Brazil to start World Cup…Ranked seventh in World Cup Best Receiver with 55.35 efficiency. 2010 – Started all seven matches and 21 of 22 sets at Pan American Cup, helping Team USA to the bronze medal…Averaged team-leading 3.62 points per set and scored in double-digits in six of the seven matches…Tallied double-double of 14 points and 10 digs versus Costa Rica on June 21…Started all 14 matches of the FIVB World Grand Prix in which the U.S. won the gold medal…Averaged 2.75 points and 2.73 digs per set during the FIVB World Grand Prix, including 10 matches with double-figure scoring…Tallied 17 points versus Italy on Aug. 13 with 11 kills and five blocks…Ranked 18th in scoring during FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round with 47 points, while also ranking 11th in Blocking, 16th in Serving and 10th in Digging…Averaged 1.65 points per set on Tour of Brazil, including two match starts…Started all 11 matches and 40 sets of the FIVB World Championship while averaging 3.2 points, 2.48 digs, 2.70 kills and 0.43 blocks per set…Tallied 17 points against both Cuba on Nov. 3 and Japan on Nov. 14…Scored 15 points against Brazil on Nov. 10…Tallied double-doubles (kills and digs) in four matches, including the final three against Brazil, Russia (semifinals) and Japan (bronze-medal match). 2009 – Averaged 2.73 points and 1.06 digs per set in first season with U.S. Women’s National Team, which included 19 match starts and 79 sets played…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup with 21 sets played…Contributed 77 points at the Pan American Cup as part of a 3.67 scoring average with a 3.29 kill average…Added 0.81 digs and 0.29 ace average…Scored in double-figures in five Pan American Cup matches, including individual high 18 points versus Puerto Rico on June 30…Produced hitting efficiency of .688 (12 kills, 1 error, 16 attacks) in first match with the senior national team against Costa Rica on June 26…Started eight of nine matches during the preliminary rounds of the FIVB World Grand Prix, competing in a total of 35 of 36 sets…Averaged 2.20 points and 0.63 digs per set during World Grand Prix…Reached double-figure scoring in four matches, including 12 points against Dominican Republic on Aug. 7 and Netherlands on Aug. 8…Contributed 10 points in three-set loss to Brazil on Aug. 2…Started five of six matches at NORCECA Continental Championship, compiling 2.70 points and 1.96 digs per set…Tallied 15 points and 12 digs versus Canada on Sept. 25…Contributed 14 points and 14 digs in five-set loss to Cuba on Sept. 23...Made international club volleyball debut with Dinamo Kazan.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time AVCA All-American…Compiled 1,600-career kills and 1,410-career digs at University of Nebraska. 2008 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team after averaging 3.95 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.34 service aces per set as a senior leading the Huskers to the NCAA national semifinals...Chosen Big 12 Player of the Year, as well as the league’s defensive player of the year, marking the first time any player has earned both honors in one year…Held team-high 16 double-doubles this season, including 10 in NU’s last 12 contests. 2007 – Named AVCA All-America Third-Team after averaging 3.45 kills, 3.18 digs, 0.51 aces and 0.63 blocks per set. 2006 – Chosen AVCA All-America First-Team as a sophomore in leading the Huskers to the NCAA National title…Averaged 4.13 kills and 3.50 digs per set. 2005 – Named AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention…Started 34 matches helping the Huskers to the NCAA runner-up finish…Averaged 2.82 kills, 2.79 digs and 0.71 blocks per set.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first team Super-State honors in each of her final three prep seasons at Logan View High School (Nebraska)…Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by Prepvolleyball.com. 2005 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship. 2004 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and a berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals…Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hitting .490 with 49 blocks as a senior…Selected Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year honors…Earned Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004…Selected All-State Second Team in high school girls’ basketball after leading team to a 21-2 record with averages of 14.8 points and nine rebounds per game. 2003 – Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance, totaling 357 kills on .424 hitting while serving 158 aces and setting a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game. 1998 - Club volleyball debut with Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Jordan Quinn Larson on Oct. 16, 1986, in Fremont, Neb…Parents are Pat and Kae Clough and Kevin Larson…Married Luke Burbach in May 2009…Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska with a minor in psychology, graduating in December 2008…Teammates call her ‘Jor’ or ‘Govnah’…Favorite movie is Love and Basketball…Favorite food is pasta…Favorite book is The Notebook…Favorite music genre are country and Hip-Hop…Favorite place to play volleyball is University of Nebraska…Favorite volleyball moment was fifth set against University of Washington in 2008…Started playing volleyball at age 12…Interesting note about herself most people do not know is she “actually enjoys mowing the lawn.”
What makes volleyball your favorite sport? It is the ULTIMATE team sport.
On court I'm known for… My all-around game, but mainly passing and serving
My favorite city to play volleyball is… I loved playing in Lincoln, Nebraska, when I was in college, but now I would say anywhere in Brazil. They have great fans who love great volleyball.
My teammates call me… Jor and Govnah
Last Updated: Nov. 27, 2013